Gloria Swanson was born as Gloria May Josephine Swanson on March 27, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. She died on April 4, 1983 in New York, New York of natural causes.

Her father was in the army so the family moved around a lot. During her school years, Gloria loved to perform and she was in a many school plays, also the star of an operetta while in Puerto Rico. She possessed a good singing voice and decided that she wanted to be an opera singer. Later she turned to acting and began her career during the silent age of film, she was 15 years old. It was a bit role in Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket, The.

Swanson's career really began to fly when she met Cecil B. DeMille and signed a contract with him. C. B. DeMille dresses her up in gorgeous clothes and jewelery for his expensive films that always showed extravagant heroines. This made Gloria Swanson the envy of woman all over America. She made six films with him and it was a very satisfying career.

Swanson got married six times, her most famous one being the Marquis Le Bailly de la Falaise de la Coudraye (1898-1972). She has also been known to have dated Joseph Kennedy, JFK's father.

The following are films that Gloria Swanson acted in, courtesy of the Internet Movie Database:

"Hollywood" (1980) (mini) TV Series
Men Who Rate a 10 (1980) (TV) .... Herself
Dream Factory, The (1975) .... Herself
Airport 1975 (1974) .... Herself
Killer Bees (1974) (TV) .... Madame Maria von Bohlen
Chaplinesque, My Life and Hard Times (1972) .... Narrator
... aka Eternal Tramp, The (1992) (USA: video title)
Love Goddesses, The (1965) .... Herself
... aka Love Goddesses: A History of Sex in the Cinema, The (1965)
When Comedy Was King (1960) (archive footage)
Mio figlio Nerone (1956) .... Agrippina
... aka Nero's Big Weekend (1956)
... aka Nero's Mistress (1956) (USA)
... aka Nero's Weekend (1956) (UK)
... aka O.K. Nero (1956) (USA)
... aka Week-ends de Néron, Les (1956) (France)
"Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson" (1954) TV Series .... Host/Occasional Lead Player (1954)
... aka "Gloria Swanson Show, The" (1954)
Three for Bedroom C (1952) .... Ann Haven
Sunset Blvd. (1950) .... Norma Desmond
Down Memory Lane (1949) (archive footage) .... Reluctant bride
Happy Times and Jolly Moments (1943) (uncredited)
Father Takes a Wife (1941) .... Leslie Collier
Music in the Air (1934) .... Frieda
Perfect Understanding (1933) .... Judy
Tonight or Never (1931) .... Nella Vago
Indiscreet (1931) .... Geraldine Trent
What a Widow! (1930) .... Tamarind Brook
Queen Kelly (1929) .... Patricia Kelly
Trespasser, The (1929) .... Marion Donnell
Sadie Thompson (1928) .... Sadie Thompson
Love of Sunya, The (1927) .... Sunya Ashling
Fine Manners (1926) .... Orchid Murphy
Untamed Lady, The (1926) .... St.Clair Van Tassel Coast of Folly, The (1925) .... Joyce Gathway/Nadine Gathway
Stage Struck (1925) .... Jennie Hagen
Madame Sans-Gêne (1925) .... Catherine Hubscher
Wages of Virtue (1924) .... Carmelita
Her Love Story (1924) .... Princess Marie
Manhandled (1924) .... Tessie McGuire
Society Scandal, A (1924) .... Marjorie Colbert
Humming Bird, The (1924) .... Toinette
Hollywood (1923) .... Cameo appearance
... aka Joligud (1923)
Zaza (1923) .... Zaza
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1923) .... Mona deBriac
Prodigal Daughters (1923) .... Swifty Forbes
Her Gilded Cage (1922) .... Suzanne Ornoff
Her Husband's Trademark (1922) .... Lois Miller
My American Wife (1922) .... Natalie Chester
Impossible Mrs. Bellew, The (1922) .... Betty Bellew
Beyond the Rocks (1922) .... Theodora Fitzgerald
Don't Tell Everything (1921) .... Marian Westover
Under the Lash (1921) .... Deborah Krillet
... aka Shulamite, The (1921)
Affairs of Anatol, The (1921) .... Vivian, His Wife
Great Moment, The (1921) .... Nada and Nadine Pelham
Something to Think About (1920) .... Ruth Anderson
Why Change Your Wife? (1920) .... Beth Gordon
Male and Female (1919) .... Lady Mary Lasenby
For Better, for Worse (1919) .... Sylvia Norcross
Don't Change Your Husband (1919) .... Leila Porter
Her Decision (1918) .... Phyllis Dunbar
Shifting Sands (1918) .... Marcia Grey
Station Content (1918) .... Kitty Manning
You Can't Believe Everything (1918) .... Patricia Reynolds
Wife or Country (1918) .... Sylvia Hamilton
Secret Code, The (1918) .... Sally Carter Rand
Everywoman's Husband (1918) .... Edith Emerson
Society for Sale (1918) .... Phylis Clyne
Dangers of a Bride (1917)
Pullman Bride, A (1917)
Sultan's Wife, The (1917)
Teddy at the Throttle (1917) .... Gloria Dawn, His Sweetheart
Whose Baby? (1917) (unconfirmed)
Danger Girl, The (1916)
Dash of Courage, A (1916)
Haystacks and Steeples (1916)
Hearts and Sparks (1916)
Nick of Time Baby, The (1916)
Social Club, A (1916)
... aka Social Cub, A (1916) (USA)
At the End of a Perfect Day (1915) (uncredited) .... Extra, hands bouquet to Holmes
Broken Pledge, The (1915)
Romance of an American Duchess, The (1915)
Sweedie Goes to College (1915)
His New Job (1915) (uncredited) .... Extra, Stenographer
... aka Charlie's New Job (1915)
Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket, The (1915)

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